Friday, 13 January 2012

Sweet Girly Birthday Wishes

Birthday girl wishes (smirk) detail

Here's a sweet little birthday card I've made...

Birthday Girl Wishes (smirk) side view

The little girl and her puppy are some new stamps that my friend Lisa gave me for Christmas and the Birthday Wishes and little flowers are part of the "Eat Cake" Stamp set by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used some copic markers to colour her in and paper-pieced her little handbag with the same orange star paper I used to create the background to the card.

Birthday Girl Wishes (smirk)

The main background paper is from Stampin Up and is as old as the hills, but it has all the mid blue, orange and yellow tones that I wanted and it feels good to use up some of those things that have been hanging around and make something fresh and new with it.

I was so inspired again this week by the fantastic design team and vibrant colours of this week's CR84FN Color Challenge #45 inspiration board, that I had to play along!! These are not colours that I usually reach for, but I had so much fun putting this card together...lots of layers, beautiful vibrant colours, a sweet image to colour and some lovely stamps...

I played along with the SKETCHBOOK SATURDAY CHALLENGE #44- Chupa created a beautiful sketch this week on her Random Acts of Creativity Blog - pop on over and take a look if you have the time :)

I am also entering this into the "Happy 3rd Birthday Charisma Cardz!" Challenge #1 The lovely ladies over at the Charisma Cardz Challenges Blog have a special birthday week long challenge and some great prizes up for grabs to celebrate turning 3!

That's all from me for today - Enjoy your Friday!!

Helen xxx


Stamps: Studio g Smirk Stamp; Waltzingmouse Stamps - Eat Cake
Ink: Brocade Blue, Basic Black - Stampin Up
Papers: Stampin Up; Orange Stars - Makin Memories Just Chillin' collection
Die Cuts: Marianne Creatables snowflake die; Spellbinders - Labels One; Blossom Nestabilities
Fiskars Eyelet lace punch
Cardstock: Stampin up - White, Brocade Blue; PTI - Orange Zest


Deb Hickman said...

What a fun card, love the sweet

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Helen,

I like ! Lovely colors.Magnificent papers. Interesting layout. Good work ! Congratulations ! Continue like that I like !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz on our 3rd birthday this week.

Hugs from France.

Deborah Frings said...

Helen - this is fabulous! I adore the papers, the sweet image which is so beautifully coloured and the amazing ribbon! Great work. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

I have that stamp and it's not yet seen ink - I must get it out :)

Jeanne J said...

Oh Helen!!!! This is over the top cute!! Love Love Love all the layers, the gorgeous lace, ribbons, die cuts, buttons and pearls! Another feast for the eyes! PERFECT!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so cuuuute Helen! What a darling image and love the mix of patterned papers! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

So cute, so FUN!!!

Pauline said...

This is just fabulous Helen, you really rocked these colours, and what a sweet sweet image! Gorgeous layers, and I love the snowflake doily, it's so versatile :-) Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Christel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the papers and the ribbons. Fun to have you with us at charisma cardz this week. Join us again soon.
Hugs Christel

Lisa said...

Very pretty, fun card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma for our birthday challenge this week.

Lisa x

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Hiya Hun! i absolutly think your card is fabulous!!! i've not seen many inspirational cards with the smirk range of girls and you've totally rocked it!!! thanks for joining in the charisma birthday challenge! good luck! hugs carlyann xxx (owner/dt @Charisma)

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Sarah said...

Hi can't believe what you've created with this stamp - have seen them and dismissed them, well wasn't that a mistake!

A just gorgeous card, love the bright colours.


Leah the Orange said...

oooh - FUN! love the bold pattern and bright colours, and i am TOTALLY digging the way you've incorporated the zigzags in the pennant and the little strip at the bottom. subtle, but FAB!! thanks so much for celebrating with the Charisma Galz!! said...

Fabulous card, really great. The colours are fantastic, love the paper and image, everything. It's perfect. I'm your newest follower! Best wishes, Jill :0)

Pauline said...

Congrats on your top 3 pick Helen, this is another beauty! Xx